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Shinnecock Reservation is an Indian reservation located in Suffolk County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the Indian reservation had a total population of 504.

Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the Indian reservation has a total area of 3.4 km² (1.3 mi²). None of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 504 people, 179 households, and 119 families residing in the Indian reservation. The population density is 148.5/km² (385.5/mi²). There are 194 housing units at an average density of 57.2/km² (148.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the Indian reservation is 3.97% White, 2.38% African American, 91.07% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.39% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 4.96% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 179 households out of which 35.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% are married couples living together, 20.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% are non-families. 32.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.82 and the average family size is 3.64.

In the Indian reservation the population is spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the Indian reservation is $14,055, and the median income for a family is $14,143. Males have a median income of $28,750 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the Indian reservation is $8,843. 50.6% of the population and 61.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 66.1% are under the age of 18 and 0.0% are 65 or older.

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